Lassa Fever Kills Four In Kano


Kano State Commissioner for Health, Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has said that four persons have been diagnosed with Lassa Fever in the state.

He disclosed this during a press briefing on Wednesday 22nd January, 2020. The commissioner said the existence of the disease in the state came to light on Tuesday 21st January, 2020.

He said; A pregnant woman, who had a caesarean session at AKTH in December, 2019, was said to be a carrier of the disease and had died.

Subsequent to that, one of the doctors and a health worker that carried out the CS on the woman also died, while another doctor is under care at the Isolation Centre at Yargaya area of Kano.

The consultant, who took charge of the pregnant woman when she was moved to the Intensive Care Unit of AKTH also died of the same symptoms. He added that there would be daily meetings to keep all stakeholders updated about the situation.


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